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. and greece waits for the next installment of the bailout. the 66 united nations general assembly has opened in new york. world leaders are calling for action on the global debt crisis, renew efforts for boosting economic growth and ending a stalemate in the middle east. if the real showdown is expected on friday when palestinians submitted their bid for full u.n. membership. brazil, in keeping with tradition, kick off the annual debate. >> an historic moment as a result of the president became the first woman to open the general debate. >> this is the voice of democracy. [applause] i am convinced that this will be the century of women. >> they will come to the newest un member states. she said she hoped to welcome the palestinians as well. she said it was time for them to be given full membership. but the u.s. and israel are strongly opposed. washington will veto any membership bid. president obama repeated his warning against unilateral moves by the palestinians. if he called for resumption of direct peace talks between the sides. >> i am convinced that there is no shortcut to the end of a
and attend the united nations general assembly. the prime minister will speak to world leaders about nuclear safety and scheduled to meet separately with u.s. president barack obama. noda will hold talks with the south korean president for the first time since becoming prime minister. noda said he wants to discuss north korea's nuclear program and abduction of japanese nationals and added that he hopes to confirm japan, south korea and the united states will cooperate to resolve these issues. >>> sources close to noda say japan and south korea are likely to agree on the resurvegs of negotiations toward an economic partnership agreement for free trade and investment. south korea has also made a formal request for talks with japan regarding korean women forced to work in military brothels during world war ii a. treaty signed between japan and south korea when relations were normalized in 1965 stipulates that south korea waves the right to request any form of compensation. however, south korea's constitutional court ruled last month that it's unconstitutional for the government to make no speci
nations general assembly in new york. among the issues up for discussion are nuclear safety and peace in the middle east. u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon opened the session on wednesday by referring to the nuclear accident at the fukushima daiichi plant. >> nuclear accidents do not respect national borders. we need strong international safety standards to prevent the future disasters. >> u.s. president barack obama expressed his objection for palestinian's bid for full u.n. membership. he said the country's independence will only be achieved through dialogue with israel, and that there can be no shortcut. the debates at the assembly will continue until next tuesday. >>> north and south korean officials have met but failed to narrow differences on ways to resume the six-party talks on the north's nuclear programs. north and south korean delegates to the six-party talks ended their first meeting in two months in beijing on wednesday. at the meeting, south korea insisted that the north first halt its uranium enrichment program and take other steps toward denuclearization before having
nations to recognize their territory as an independent state. the u.n. general assembly debate starts wednesday. palestinian prime minister met sunday with western financial supporters. his delegation submitted a report describing the israeli occupation as the biggest obstacle to palestinian statehood. he later told reporters it was vital for the interpassional commune it to recognize palestine as a full u.n. member. israel strongly opposes the idea. it said in its report that mutual dialogue is the only way it resolve the issuees. israeli foreign minister says making palestine a member would make an already unstable region a more unstable region. they want palestine to be recognized as an independent state in a speech on friday. >>> hoping for fw >>>. >>> about 30 diplomats an rese involved in a six-party talk attended a seminar on the north's nuclear program in beijing monday. in an opening address foreign minister said all parties should push for the full implementation of the 2005 six-party joint statement. in that statement, north korea committed to abandoning all nuclear weapons
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